Melissa Jacob


Melissa Jacob


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
Fees: Self-pay fees include:
•$120.00 per 50-55 minutes of individual or couples therapy.
•$225.00 per 110 minutes of individual therapy (double sessions are available, per client request and clinician availability).
•$150.00 per 80-90 minutes of couples therapy.

**Please feel free to ask me any questions about pricing and fees when you call.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


2804 W. Belmont Ave.
Suite 103
Chicago, Illinois 60618

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My Approach to Helping

Life is unpredictable and can bring stressful and life-altering situations. It makes sense that these situations may be difficult for you to understand, process, and adjust to. I am here to support and assist you in working through these challenging times while creating a coping plan best suited for your needs.

I believe that you are the expert of your own self. Although I am here to help you process and work through difficult thoughts and feelings, I believe that you are able to identify a personalized solution within yourself. I will help guide you to identify goals and solutions that will help you reach the best version of yourself. I use a psychodynamic approach with my clients, incorporating CBT and mindfulness techniques into our sessions. I am passionate about helping you on your therapeutic journey and always meet each client where they are.

I understand that therapy can be a difficult journey to engage in, but I will be here to support you every step of the way. I am dedicated to helping you engage and adjust as comfortably as you can. I believe that it is important to have an open and honest relationship and encourage you to share any feelings that this process may bring up for you. I am committed to helping you reach your fullest potential and see where this journey can take you. I look forward to meeting you and excited to join you in this journey!

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Childhood Trauma
Trauma, PTSD
Emotional Abuse & Manipulation
Childhood Abuse, Neglect, Abandonment
Relationship Issues
Anger Management
Low self-esteem
Low self-worth
LGBTQ Affirmative Practice

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Childhood trauma survivors, Trauma survivors, LGBTQ community

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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